Pearland High School National Honor Society Recognized by American Heart Association
Pearland High School’s National Honor Society (NHS) was recently named American Heart Association’s (AHA) Rookie of the Year after raising $10,000 during the American Heart Challenge. The American Heart Challenge is a learning project in which participants are offered community service hours and scholarship opportunities through spreading the word about heart disease.
Last year, Pearland High School senior, Brady Beeson, shared his heart survivor story with fellow NHS members. Brady is currently living with half of a functioning heart and is an AHA Youth Heart Ambassador. Brady’s testimonial encouraged his peers to spread the word about heart health and heart disease to help other students just like him.
When the American Heart Challenge was offered at Pearland High School last year, NHS sponsor, Jennifer Kelly, and the team of officers, led the effort in sharing the basics of hands-only CPR and the dangers of vaping. NHS students also shared this information through social media and text messages throughout the community. Funds raised through this program were used to help AHA fund research grants and life-saving research.
In addition to the PHS NHS members being named Rookie of the Year, Brady was also recognized as a heart hero.